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  • Promise Neighborhood progress

    Lancaster Pride Promise Neighborhood, a project focused on cleaning up the Clinton Elementary attendance zone, is still tackling projects, even in the heat of summer.
    Volunteers finished painting the project’s first home last Friday on Clinton Avenue, and will continue to paint houses on the same street.
    “We could not be successful without all of our volunteers and sponsors working together to support this project,” said Sharon Novinger, executive director of Lancaster County Partners for Youth, which is spearheading the project.

  • Weekend Recap: June 12, 2017

    Obituaries include Robert Johnson, James Lambert Jr. and Miriam Powers. Click here for a complete obituary listing.

     

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  • An American in Florence

    We walk down a side street in Lastra a Signa, a small town outside of Florence, Italy, and my father asks me, “Why is everyone staring at us?”
    “It’s your New Balance tennis shoes,” I tease him. The Italians – especially Italian men – wear leather loafers.

  • SCLEAP: Providing on-call counseling for cops

    Joseph Crevier
    Carolina News

    When gunman Sueng-Hui Cho burst into a Virginia Tech classroom building and fatally shot 32 students and professors and wounded 17 others in April 2007, law enforcement officers from all over Southwest Virginia responded to the 911 alarm.

  • Crosson wins AJ Park volunteer award

    The Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park gathered at the park’s main shelter for its annual volunteer appreciation picnic June 2.
    After enjoying their fill of hamburgers, baked beans, cornbread salad, watermelon and homemade strawberry, banana and chocolate ice cream, they headed into the amphitheater for the main event – the presentation of the group’s annual Volunteer of the Year award.

  • Like father, like son

    Mac Horton is a loyal man. He holds onto things for life, especially things that matter. Like memories and the people who made them.
    Blessed with exceptional listening skills, a photographic memory and a knack for words, he wrote a book, “Tales From Shelter Rock and Beyond,” about growing up in Heath Springs in the 1960s.
    James McMeekin Horton was born in 1953, the last of three children to Ward Beecher Horton and Mary Evelyn Caldwell Horton. He's been called “Mac” for as long as he can remember.

  • And the winners are....

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    The audience has spoken and the winners are…
    On Saturday evening, the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County held its annual  Rosie awards at the Carole Ray Dowling Center. 
    Each year, audiences at each performance vote for their favorites in a number of categories. These votes are tallied, awards are created and kept secret until the night of the Rosies.

  • IL woman seeks NAACP Woman of the Year title

    An Indian Land woman is hoping to be named South Carolina’s 2017 NAACP Woman of the Year.
    Through her participation in the 39th annual contest, Robin Massey-Kirk is trying to raise money to support the NAACP’s legal, civic engagement and youth initiatives.
    The winner, who will be announced June 23 at the S.C. State Freedom Fund Celebration in Columbia, is based on whoever raises the most money for the state’s NAACP efforts.

  • Cops & Kids

    It was a regular day of patrolling for Lancaster Police Officer Josh Kelly until something caught his eye – a lemonade stand set up by 4-year-old Kenly Banks in the Forest Hills neighborhood.
    So Kelly decided to stop by.
    “I thought back to when I was little and wanted to do a lemonade stand,” Kelly said. “I didn’t get a chance to do it, so I thought I could stop by and buy one.”
    And he did – paying Kenly $20 for a 50-cent cup of lemonade.
    The job isn’t just about making arrests.

  • Local 4-H summer camps cover all ages, many topics

    Numerous activities are available for the youth of Lancaster and Chester counties this summer, thanks to a collaborative effort from the counties’ 4-H programs.
    Offered through the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, programs are available for every age group.